New Delhi, 19 November : Syed Mohammed Hussain, the unyielding champion from Telangana, has brought tremendous pride and honour to India by winning a silver medal in the 51 kg category at the prestigious Sharjah Open Karate Championship.
This remarkable feat was achieved at the Sharjah Sports Club in November 2019, with representatives from 45 different countries in attendance. Although he faced defeat in the final round against an Egyptian opponent, Hussain’s determination and positivity remained unshaken. In fact, he described the tournament as a learning experience and expressed his joy at being the first Indian to achieve such a feat in the championship’s history. This is not his first taste of success, as he had previously won at the Silver Coast edition.
For the 18-year-old Hussain, this silver medal is a testament to his hard work and perseverance, especially after facing a shocking defeat at the International Championship last year. In the final round, he displayed strategic patience and showcased his skills through precise kicks and combinations, ultimately securing a well-deserved victory. Despite his opponent sustaining a facial injury during the match, Hussain’s tenacity and prowess were evident, leading to his momentous win through a judge’s decision.